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Salt Lake City, UT MSA

Overall Rank: 10      Population: 1,203,000

Salt Lake City, UT, comes in 10th for the second year in a row. The metro scored well in all of our ranking indicators as the expansion of its financial service industry and high-tech sector continues to fuel the metro’s growth. Salt Lake City’s tight labor market also puts upward pressure on wages.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 43  30  23  25  18  36  105.76 
1-yr Job Growth2 15  29  64  32  23  34  100.74 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 34  36  21  26  34  22  107.87 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 43  14  46  57  21  23  102.67 
Short-Term Job Growth5 18  20  42  54  34  101.20% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 10  20  49  67  29  52  107.39 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 45  33  40  23  66  34  102.08 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 44  49  50  46  46  40  1.18 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 11  15  12  11  13  15  10.0 

2017-2018 Growth Comparison (by score)